Kirsty studied illustration and printmaking at Cambridge School of Art, but it was only 10 years after graduating that she started out as a designer/maker. She had started to raise a family which co-incided with a move back to the South West and inspired her to create driftwood cards from home which also allowed her flexibility with her young children.
Her work has steadily developed over the years and smaller items have made a natural progression into larger, unique pieces.
She has always loved the seaside and nearly all of her work has a nautical or coastal theme. She spends as much time at the beach as she can scouring local beaches in Cornwall for driftwood which is often in plentiful supply. It is a great medium to work with as every piece is very different and she is very much inspired by individual pieces: the shapes, colours and textures are the starting point and they suggest ideas to her.
She also uses more and more found objects, including old nails and rusty bits of metal, to add quirky details and is rather partial to adding a flash of polka dot fabric here and there!
Kirsty’s work is in huge demand in the UK and internationally and has 250,000+ followers on social media. We are thrilled to be able to show her work at Baxters.